Saco Public Schools School District

90 Beach Street
Saco, ME 04072
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Saco Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maine for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,815 students in Saco Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Maine.
Public Schools in Saco Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 87% (versus the Maine public school average of 81%), and reading proficiency score of 88% (versus the 85% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
5 Schools
601 Schools
# Students
1,815 Students
168,497 Students
# Teachers
168 Teachers
15,480 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Saco Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 193 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (ME)
Overall District Rank
#54 out of 223 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Saco Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
81%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Saco Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
85%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Saco Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Saco Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.24
0.24
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,329 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
44 Students
2,339 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
52 Students
4,874 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
3%
# Black Students
75 Students
7,214 Students
% Black Students
4%
4%
# White Students
1,581 Students
147,216 Students
% White Students
87%
87%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
183 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
53 Students
5,342 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
114
5,574
# Students in K Grade:
191
12,475
# Students in 1st Grade:
189
11,590
# Students in 2nd Grade:
203
12,236
# Students in 3rd Grade:
180
12,033
# Students in 4th Grade:
182
12,024
# Students in 5th Grade:
185
12,302
# Students in 6th Grade:
188
12,541
# Students in 7th Grade:
193
13,168
# Students in 8th Grade:
190
13,404
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
12,869
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
12,678
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
12,771
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
12,832
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $27,602 is higher than the state median of $21,468. The school district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,977 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue
$50 MM
$3,617 MM
This chart display total revenue of Saco Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$49 MM
$3,549 MM
This chart display total spending of Saco Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$27,602
$21,468
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Saco Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,977
$21,062
This chart display average spending per public school student in Saco Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Saco Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Saco Middle School
Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
40 Buxton Road
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-4181
Grades: 6-8
| 571 students
Rank: #22.
C K Burns School
Math: 85% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
135 Middle Street
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 284-5081
Grades: 3-5
| 547 students
Rank: n/an/a
75 Beach Street
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-1322
Grades: K-2
| 285 students
Rank: n/an/a
Saco Pre-k
5 Willey Rd.
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 284-4505
Grades: PK
| 114 students
Rank: n/an/a
Young School
36 Tasker St
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 284-7053
Grades: PK-2
| 298 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Saco Public Schools School District?
Saco Public Schools School District manages 5 public schools serving 1,815 students.
What is the rank of Saco Public Schools School District?
Saco Public Schools School District is ranked #49 out of 193 school districts in Maine (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Maine school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Saco Public Schools School District?
87% of Saco Public Schools School District students are White, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Saco Public Schools School District?
Saco Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is equal to the Maine state average of 11:1.
What is Saco Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $26,977 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,815 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 30% in ME)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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